I thought for sure they would let this guy off with his reason for his crime.
From the Shawano Leader dated 8/12/07
Must be a Steve Kagan campaign worker
Man who led deputies on chase which ended in lake sentenced
By Leader Staff Writer
A man whose vehicle fell through the ice on Shawano Lake in January while fleeing authorities was sentenced in Shawano County Circuit Court Friday.
Bodie B. Witzlib, 28, pleaded no contest to the fleeing charge after giving up on plans to represent himself in a trial that had been scheduled to take place Friday.
Witzlib was given 90 days in jail with work release privileges as a condition of two years probation. He can serve that time in Washington County, where he has several misdemeanor cases pending.
Formerly of Cecil, Witzlib now lives in Germantown, according to court records.
Witzlib’s fleeing charge resulted from an incident shortly after 4 p.m. Jan. 3, beginning with a report of a reckless driver headed into Shawano from Cecil on Highway 22. Police spotted the vehicle at a gas station in the city and confronted the driver — later identified as Witzlib — who fled the scene.
Police, and then sheriff’s deputies, pursued the vehicle east on Green Bay Street, and north on County HHH. At the Foesch Road boat landing, the truck left the road and sped off onto the lake, going east for about three quarters of a mile before breaking through the ice.
Witzlib was able to free himself from the submerged vehicle and started walking back on the ice toward the boat landing. He was intercepted by the Shawano County Dive Team, which had been dispatched with the sheriff’s department air boat, and was taken into custody.
According to the criminal complaint, Witzlib told he authorities he fled be- cause he believed President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Condolee= za Rice have a conspiracy against him.